quietism


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qui·et·ism

 (kwī′ĭ-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. A form of Christian mysticism enjoining passive contemplation and the beatific annihilation of the will.
2. A state of quietness and passivity.

qui′et·ist n.
qui′et·is′tic adj.

quietism

(ˈkwaɪəˌtɪzəm)
n
1. (Christian Churches, other) a form of religious mysticism originating in Spain in the late 17th century, requiring withdrawal of the spirit from all human effort and complete passivity to God's will
2. a state of passivity and calmness of mind towards external events
ˈquietist n, adj

qui•et•ism

(ˈkwaɪ ɪˌtɪz əm)

n.
a form of Christian mysticism first promulgated in the late 17th century, requiring extinction of the will and worldly interests, and passive meditation on the divine.

quietism

a 17th-century Christian mystical theory, originated in Spain by Molinos and promulgated in France by Fénelon, involving passive contem-plation and surrender of the will to God and indifference to the demands of the self or the outside world, declared heretical through efforts of the Inquisition. — quietist, n., adj.
See also: Heresy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quietism - a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God
mysticism, religious mysticism - a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
Translations

quietism

[ˈkwaɪɪtɪzəm] Nquietismo m

quietism

nQuietismus m
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It is for this reason that a quietism is to be found in Chinese poetry ill appealing to the unrest of our day, and as dissimilar to our ideals of existence as the life of the planets is to that of the dark bodies whirling aimlessly through space.
And this system of female non-education or quietism still prevails.
With your quietism, one could live happily for a hundred years at least.
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After this, Ludwig, the one genuine hero among Mr Swinburne's heroes, was killed, sword in hand, in the capture of the city; and the third, Heinrich, who, though not a traitor, had always been tame and even timid compared with his active brothers, retired into something like a hermitage, became converted to a Christian quietism which was almost Quakerish, and never mixed with men except to give nearly all he had to the poor.
She knew nothing of doctrines and systems, of mysticism or quietism; but this voice out of the far-off middle ages was the direct communication of a human soul's belief and experience, and came to Maggie as an unquestioned message.
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The third is a new form of quietism, one that enjoys some advantages over other quietist views.
The genie is out of the bottle; no longer can Canadians turn a blind eye to their own quietism and complicity in the calculated, long-term, and well-funded attempts to deracinate First Nations.
As Pecora points out, Coetzee's own label of "pessimistic anarchistic quietism" for his political thought is thoroughly Calvinist in its emphasis on the corruption and inefficacy of the human will (111).